I have had the joy of working as a registered psychologist since 1996.
Therapy, to me, is a collaborative journey that uncovers the deep strengths that we hold within. Sometimes the twists and turns of life leave us stuck or force us onto unexpected paths in life that compel us to explore the deeper recesses of who we are. Clients come to see me when they are experiencing difficulties in relationships, struck by traumatic events or past relationships or are feeling directionless and seeking a greater sense of satisfaction. I see my job as one of guidance and support to help you find your way through the unexpected and undesired to a place of peace, contentment, strength and direction. It is a privilege to witness the tremendous growth of spirit that comes through as my clients move beyond the impact of the trauma in their lives and discover their own amazing resources.
I am fascinated by the role of imagery and new discoveries in neuroscience about how our brains and bodies work. I have training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and advanced integrative therapy, emotional freedom technique, the Gottman marital therapy system, solution-focused therapy, narrative and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I enjoy helping families, couples and individuals move beyond the impact that trauma, anxiety and depression have on their relationships and sense of self.
My work over the past 20+ years has been with adolescents, couples, families, immigrant women, students and communities. I have worked on employment, survivor support programs and anger management and counselling with community organizations, the City of Calgary, Mount Royal University, College of the Rockies, employee assistance firms and the International Red Cross. I have done extensive research on the role of imagery for performance enhancement, and am a founding board member for the LEAD Foundation, an organization that works with families of children with autistic spectrum disorders.
I have worked in Japan, Panama and the U.K. and enjoy the outdoors with my husband and three children.
I feel I have the best job in the world. For more than two decades, I have had the privilege of working with numerous interesting and courageous men, couples and families in addressing the various issues they face.
Individuals often come to see me about concerns they are experiencing in their lives; in the past, these have included anger management, depression, anxiety, sexuality issues/porn addiction, family and mental health. My clients and I work together to resolve the way these concerns impact their lives and those closest to them.
I have a wealth of experience to assist in meeting this goal, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, hypnosis and family and couples therapy. In the past, I have provided workshops, including men experiencing anger management issues, expectant fathers, couples experiencing postpartum depression, men and women dealing with domestic violence, sexual-abuse survivors and those dealing with suicide bereavement. I have spent more than 20 years working with families referred by child services and mental health services.
I enjoy fishing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, cooking, retirement and travel. I am married and have three children.